Saturday, September 8, 2012

ENG 281: Introduction to Film Studies -- Extra Credit Opportunities

[During the semester, additional opportunities will be added to this calendar]


Essays -- read and write a response


Darghis, Mahola and A.O. Scott. "Film Is Dead? Long Live Movies: How Digital Is Changing the Nature of Movies." The New York Times (September 9, 2012)


Bluegrass Film Society [All screenings at 7:30 PM in the BCTC Auditorium, OB 230]

September 12:
Dead Man (USA/Germany/Japan: Jim Jarmusch, 1995: 121 mins)

September 19:
Entranced Earth (Brazil: Glauber Rocha, 1967: 106 mins)


September 26:
Kill List (United Kingdom, 2011: 95 mins)


October 3:
My Neighbor Totoro (Japan: Hayao Miyazaki, 1988: 86 mins)

October 10:
Sleeping Beauty (Australia: Julia Leigh, 2011: 101 mins)

October 17:
The Devils (UK: Ken Russell, 1971: 111 mins)

October 24:
Tokyo Drifter (Japan: Seijun Suzuki, 1966: 89 mins)

October 31:
Beyond the Black Rainbow (Canada: Panos Cosmatos, 2010: 110 mins)

November 7:
Le Havre (Finland/France/Germany: Aki Kaurismäki, 2011: 93 mins)

November 14:
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (UK/France: Peter Greenaway, 1989: 124 mins)

November 28:
Amateur (USA/UK/France: Hal Hartley, 1994: 105 mins)

December 5:
The Elementary Particles (Germany: Oskar Roehler, 2006: 113 mins)


Other Special Showings in town:

September 10: Repo Man (USA: Alex Cox, 1984: 92 mins) [7:30PM Bingham-Davis House, part of the UK Gaines Center, 232 E. Maxwell St.]

September 12: Band of Outsiders (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1964: 95 mins) [Showing at the Kentucky Theater at 7:15 pm]

September 19: Diva (France: Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1981: 117 mins) [Showing at the Kentucky Theater at 7:15 pm]

September 24: Crips and Bloods: Made in America (USA: Stacy Peralta, 2008: 92 mins) [7:30PM Bingham-Davis House, part of the UK Gaines Center, 232 E. Maxwell St.]

September 26: Knife in the Water (Poland: Roman Polanski, 1962: 94 mins) [Showing at the Kentucky Theater at 7:15 pm]

September 28: Halloween (USA: Rob Zombie, 2007: 109 mins) [Showing at the Kentucky Theater at Midnight]

September 29: Evil Dead II (USA: Sam Raimi, 1987: 84 mins)[Showing at the Kentucky Theater at Midnight]

October 3: Weekend (United Kingdom: Andrew Haigh, 2011: 97 mins) [Showing at the Kentucky Theater at 7:15 pm]

October 7th - Northsea Texas - Bavo Defurne (2011 Dutch with English subtitles) This film explores the discovery that you are different and what happens after that discovery. [This GLSO Queer Film Series will be shown at the downtown branch of The Lexington Public Library in the Farish Theatre on Sunday afternoons at 2 o'clock. Admission is free.]

October 8: Bread and Roses (UK/France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Switzerland: Ken Loach, 2000: 110 mins) [7:30PM Bingham-Davis House, part of the UK Gaines Center, 232 E. Maxwell St.]

October 22: They Live (USA: John Carpenter, 1988: 83 mins) [7:30PM Bingham-Davis House, part of the UK Gaines Center, 232 E. Maxwell St.]

October 28th - Heartbeats - Xavier Dolan (2010 French with English subtitles) This Cannes Film Festival award-winning dark comedy plums the depths, and explores the limits, of friendship and obsession. [This GLSO Queer Film Series will be shown at the downtown branch of The Lexington Public Library in the Farish Theatre on Sunday afternoons at 2 o'clock. Admission is free.]

November 5: The Omega Man (USA: Boris Sagal, 1971: 98 mins) [7:30PM Bingham-Davis House, part of the UK Gaines Center, 232 E. Maxwell St.]

November 19: Planet of the Apes (Franklin Schaffner, 1968) [7:30PM Bingham-Davis House, part of the UK Gaines Center, 232 E. Maxwell St.]

December 3: Bladerunner (Ridley Scott, 1982) [7:30PM Bingham-Davis House, part of the UK Gaines Center, 232 E. Maxwell St.]

Ongoing films/multiple nights in Lexington:

Arbitrage (USA: Nicholas Jarecki, 2012: 107 mins)

Bully (USA: Lee Hirsch, 2011: 98 mins)

The Campaign (USA: Jay Roach, 2012: 85 min)

Celeste and Jesse Forever (USA: Lee Toland Krieger, 2012: 92 mins)

Cosmopolis (France/Canada/Portugal/Italy: David Cronenberg, 2012: 109 mins)

Lawless (USA: John Hillcoat, 2012: 116 mins)

Looper (USA: Rian Johnson, 2012: 118 mins)

The Master (USA: Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012: 137 mins)

Moonrise Kingdom (USA: Wes Anderson, 2012)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (USA: Stephen Chbosky, 2012: 103 mins)

Sleepwalk with Me (USA: Mike Birbiglia and Seth Barrish, 2012: 90 mins)

Snow White and the Huntsman (USA: Rupert Sanders, 2012: 127 mins)

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